†subfamily Bothremydinae Gaffney 1975 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae

Full reference: E. S. Gaffney. 1975. A revision of the side-necked turtle Taphrosphys sulcatus (Leidy) from the Cretaceous of New Jersey. American Museum Novitates (2571)1-24

Parent taxon: Bothremydidae according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

See also Gaffney 1975, Gaffney et al. 2009 and Gaffney et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Arenila, Atolchelys, Azabbaremys, Bothremydodda, Cearachelys, Chedighaii, Elochelys, Galianemys, Inaechelys, Kurmademydinae, Kurmademys, Labrostochelys, Nigeremys, Palemys, Phosphatochelys, Podocnemis somaliensis, Rhothonemys, Rosasia, Sankuchemys, Taphrosphys, Ummulisani

Subtaxa: Cearachelyodda Paiutemys

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Ecology: amphibious omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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